John Strelecky’s Books

John Strelecky is the #1 Bestselling inspirational author of many books including; The Cafe on the Edge of the World, Return to the Why Cafe, The Big Five for Life, The Big Five for Life – Continued, Life Safari, What I’ve Learned and Ahas!- Moments of Inspired Thought.

The Cafe on the Edge of the World

A Story About the Meaning of Life

Following a life changing event when he was thirty-three years old, John was inspired to sit down and tell this story. It went on to win Bestseller of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 in Europe and became a #1 Bestseller in North America.

In a small cafe at a location so remote it stands in the middle of nowhere, John–a man in a hurry–is at a crossroads. Intent only on refueling before moving along on his road trip, he finds sustenance of an entirely different kind. In addition to the specials of the day, the cafe menu lists three questions all diners are encouraged to consider…


More Books by John Strelecky

big-fiveThe Big Five For Life

The life-changing story has sold over a million copies and spent an astounding three hundred and fifty weeks as the #1 Bestselling Self Development and Leadership book in Europe.

When a young protege learns his friend and mentor is dying, he comes back to spend the final months of his life with him. Through their profound and inspiring discussions, we learn the importance of embracing who we really are and…


The Big Five For Live ContinuedThe Big Five For Live Continued

In this sequel to the #1 Bestseller, The Big Five For Life, the story picks up seven months after the death of Thomas Derale. Joe, Thomas’s best friend and protege, finds himself struggling.

He knows he should be moving on with his life, but he can’t seem to. On a suggestion from Thomas’ widow, Joe takes a trip to visit an extraordinary company near Montreal, Canada. There he meets a man who inspires him to…


life-safariLife Safari

An inspiring and emotionally powerful story set amidst the mystery, beauty, and allure of Africa.

Jack is a young man struggling to find happiness in his life. Although he doesn’t know why the one image that seems to capture his soul is that of Africa. With solitary focus, he saves for two years and then embarks on a journey to find the source of the calling he has felt.

Halfway around the world, a very old, very wise African woman named Ma Ma Gombe…


what-ive-learnedWhat I’ve Learned – Reflections on Living a Fulfilled Life

Building on the premise that we all have something to share, Strelecky opens his personal notebook of insights learned throughout his life, and at the same time, provides a framework for readers to reflect on and share their own learnings.

A truly inspiring read that leaves you with life-changing perspectives on…


ahasAhas! Moments of Inspired Thought

First referenced in the #1 Bestseller – Return to The Why Cafe, this is a book that contains a variety of inspirational moments. There are learnings about life. Learnings about self. Ideas, thoughts, concepts, flashes of insight and inspiration…

All are connected by the common thread that they…


return-to-why-cafeReturn to the Why Cafe

Sequel to the #1 Bestseller – The Cafe on the Edge of the World.

Ten years after his first visit, John unexpectedly finds himself at the cafe once again. There are more questions on the cafe menu, along with new adventures to be had. And as before, his time at the cafe launches his life in an inspiring and new direction.

Set in the beautiful islands of Hawaii, this sequel…